G-8 Leaders' Statement Condemns Hezbollah Attack
SHEILAH KAST, host:
Recapping the main story of the day, Hezbollah continued to bombard Haifa in Northern Israel today, in the worst spate of violence yet. Rockets from the Lebanese guerrillas hit a train station, where at least eight people died, and landed near an oil refinery and gas storage tanks.
And Israel continued its bombardment of Beirut, where apartment buildings were reduced to rubble, and there was no electricity in many areas of the city. In St. Petersburg, Russia, leaders at the G-8 summit have released a joint statement condemning Hezbollah's attacking, calling on Hezbollah to release the captured Israeli soldiers and urging Israel to exercise restraint in its response.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.